The Karnataka unit of Registered Unaided Private Schools Management Association (RUPSA) has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding action against Primary and Higher Education Minister of Karnataka, B.C. Nagesh.
The Association has alleged unscientific decisions and arrogant behavior by the Education Minister. The letter states that instead of addressing important issues like the effect of Covid on education, the Education Minister is involved in the controversial issue of textbook revision which has led to a delay in the supply of textbooks to students.
The letter reads: “Sir, we are very sorry to bring to your kind notice that a few leaders, under your leadership, have failed to understand the spirit of your functioning. They behave like an uncrowned king. The Education Minister for Primary and Higher Secondary Education of Karnataka is one such.
It is the ardent duty of the state to provide quality education to every pupil of the state. But our minister doesn’t understand this and always works against it.
You are aware of the effects of Covid on education. Students have suffered due to lack of education continuously for two years. To add to this, child marriage, child labour etc. creeped in again. Instead of giving attention to such challenging issues, our Education Minister is involved in the controversial issue of text book revision.
It was uncalled for. The result is even after two months of schools reopening, the government is not in a position to supply textbooks.”
“Our minister is using NEP as a scarecrow. The state government has not allocated any funds for NEP implementation. The responsible Education Minister has simply indulged in loose talks for two years and has become a laughing stock in the society.”
“Therefore, we sincerely request you to instruct the state government to remove him from the Education Ministry,” the letter concluded.
With IANS inputs